- Stamps –
- Art Gone Wild “Fancy Florals”
- Kodomo “Happy Birthday”
- Ink – Ranger Distress – Picked Raspberry
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
- Glitter – Ranger Stickles – Diamond
- Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and BoBunny Back-To-Back Dots
I created this card as a one-layer card with the exception of the sentiment. I stamped the flower stamp, masking it so I could overlap flowers. I added the more solid “background” on the left-hand side by applying ink to my Gelli Plate. I cut around some of the flowers on the right side for some visual initerest. For the flower centers, I added glitter with Stickles, and then scattered a few sequins around the flowers for a little more shine. Finally I added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for stopping by.
Crafty Creations Challenge #367 – Anything Goes
Paper Players Challenge #394 – Clean and Simple “Bloom”
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides:
- Background – Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
- Flowers – Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover
- Sentiment – VersaFine Clair: Medieval Blue
- Stamps –
- Hero Arts – F2665 – “A Real Field Wildflower” and H3259 – “Real Fuchsia”
- Avery Elle – “Loads of Wishes”
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities
- Metallic embellishments – made with Imagine “irRESISTible” Silver Pico embellishing drops
- Cardstock –
- BoBunny Ocean Double-Dot
- Neenah Solar White
It was fun to pull out these wood-mounted stamps that I’ve had for years (copyrights on the stamps are 2003 and 2005, when I most likely purchased them)! I started out by making the backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks and water in some of my favorite color combinations. Then I applied ink directly to the rubber stamps and spritzed them with water, then stamped onto the backgrounds. These stamps lend themselves well to a watercolor effect. For a clean and simple card, I just added a die-cut (split one between the two cards), and stamped a sentiment. For a final flourish, I added some subtle bling with the irRESISTible drops and mounted onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting.
Always Fun Challenge #56 – Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge #82 – Flowers
- Paper beverage napkin – Lady Jayne “Celebrate Floral Heart”
- Stencils –
- Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Collection “Flames”
- Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media “Viney”
- Prima-Finnabair Art Basics 3-D Gloss Gel
- Stamps – Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media “Scribbly Flowers”
- Deli paper
- Dina Wakley Media acrylic paint – magenta, lemon, lime and white
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape – “Laboratorie”
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
- OHTO Fude Ballpoint Pen – black
- Krylon gold metallic pen
- Black Cardstock – Bazzill
I created this mixed media card beginning with a beverage napkin that I adhered to a piece of Bristol paper with gel medium. I stamped and lightly painted some deli paper and added tissue tape to the piece. Then I applied the 3-D gloss gel through a couple of different stencils and allowed that to dry into a nice textured coating.
I have included a detailed photo so you can see the texture of the stenciled 3-D gel medium. It is pretty cool!
I loosely outlined the heart with the Fude Ball pen and then ran my metallic gold pen around the entire card, topping it off with a piece of ribbon and some sequins. I mounted the piece onto a black card base. It is amazing what you can do with a paper napkin! Thanks for visiting.
- Dies –
- Simon Says Stamp – Merry Christmas, Abby Snowflake, and Melody Snoflake
- Impression Obsession – Snowflakes Die Set
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Moonshine
- Ink – Ranger Ink Distress ink – Tumbled Glass
- Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
- Zig Wink of Stella clear brush pen
I created this simple, almost completely white card for a wintery Christmas card. I die cut snowflakes and the sentiment from white cardstock, cutting two of each and layering each pair together so the dimension would make them stand up and out on the white background a little more clearly. I edged the card front with light blue ink and mounted it on a white card base. I applied clear sparkly ink to the snowflakes with the Wink of Stella pen and added some iridescent clear sequins to accentuate the wintery look. Thanks for stopping by.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Snow White”
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #84 – “Happy Holidays”
- Dies –
- Little B “Circles”
- Spellbinders “Standard Circles Large”
- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection, “Falling Leaves”
- Hero Arts “Branch Background”
- Hero Arts/Basic Grey “Dotted Grid”
- Embossing powders – Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi – Red Geranium, Sunflower, and Forget-Me-Not; Ranger – Lime Green and White
- Tea bag paper
- Sticker – Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Small Talk”
- Ticket – Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Expedition” Ephemera pack
- Inks – Tsukineko VersaMark watermark ink and Ranger Distress and Archival inks
- Sequins – Neat & Tangled “Festive Fall Sequin Mix”
- Flower – Prima
- Twine – from the kitchen drawer
I’m kind of thinking I should rename my blog “Lots o’ Layers,” based on some of my projects! I certainly get caught up in enjoying the process and never am very sure of the outcome! For this piece I was inspired by a technique demonstrated in the November issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. The unique step that I took away was using white embossing powder almost as a paint rather than embossing from a stamped image.
I die cut a number of different circles and used one large circle for the base. I stamped the two larger circles with VersaMark and then also applied a bit more VersaMark ink with my finger before adding the embossing powder and heating. After stamping the leaves with Distress inks and moving the colors a bit with a waterbrush, I applied VersaMark ink with my finger, then white embossing powder and heat-set the powder. The bright colors of the ink and some of the embossing powders, along with the white embossing powder, made this a visually interesting collage. I added cheese cloth, paper from a tea bag cut into a circle, sequins and ephemera, layer by layer and topped it off with the little sticker sentiment: Finders Keepers. Thanks for visiting today.
Challenge: Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
- Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” and “Polar Holiday” (sentiment)
- Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
- Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Jovial” collection and American Crafts “North Pole” collection
- Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Copic markers
- Sakura Glaze pens
Some of my cardmaking friends alerted me to a request that had been made by a 9-year old boy from Maine with cancer who wants to celebrate Christmas early this year. What he really wants are Christmas cards from all over the United States. The detail that really caught my attention is that he loves penguins! I was anxious to grant him his wish and mail him a handmade card from the other side of the country. Hopefully all of the holiday mail he is receiving is bringing him many smiles.
I went back into my stash to create this card! I’ve had these stamp sets for years! The patterned papers are not new either. I stamped the penguins and colored the image with Copic markers. I added some sparkle and shine with a couple different Glaze pens, but that effect is hard to detect in my photo unfortunately. The sentiment is heat-embossed with the bright red powder and adds some more shine.
Thanks for stopping by.
House of Cards November Challenge: Holiday
Flickr Love Handmade Cards Group: Anything Goes